The question "Can I hack my website?" got closed with this close reason:
This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center.
However the very help center refered to states this:
Laws - Answers on laws, regulations and licencing should not be taken as legally binding - we're security professionals so deal with legal issues, but this site is not a law site.
If there's a special rule on how to interpret the answers, then clearly legal questions must be on topic. There is also a legal tag with 228 questions. So I assume legal questions are in fact on topic.
Then what was wrong with the question - why was it closed? Or is legal questions off topic? Then why are some legal question not closed, and on the contrary get a positive reception? I think it would be good with some clarification, both on the help pages and for the OP who got his question closed.
Some other questions about legal questions here on Meta:
- Legal Questions: Thoughts? (About another specific legal question.)
- Should we be more strict about legal questions (A suggestion to make legal questions completely off topic, but that did not seem to happend.)
- Is asking a question about the legality and ethics of hacking back out of scope for this forum? (Wait, it was off topic, became on topic, and now it is off topic again?)